Moffett Creek Trail (#430)

Area Status: Closed

This 5.3 mile trail begins at mile 3.5 of Tanner Creek Trail #431 within Mark O Hatfield Wilderness and travels west to the end at Forest Road 20-222. It is currently closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to hazards and unstable conditions.
Open Season: Year-round, snow dependent
Usage: Light
  • Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited.
  • Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
  • Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: West of Cascade Locks, OR
East of Troutdale, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


Accessed via Tanner Creek Trail #431

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Bonneville exit #40. Turn right (south) and park at either Wahclella Trailhead (continue straight on the road to the parking area) or Toothrock Trailhead (take the left fork immediately after the right and follow the road up the hill to the parking area).  Forest Service Road 777 is gated, so you'll need to hike to Tanner Butte Trailhead.


Day Hiking

At 5.3 miles, this would be a long day hike for most people, but is still possible and would make for a more rugged experience, as it passes through a designated wilderness area. Only 2.8 miles of the trail are located within the National Scenic Area boundary before the trail crosses into Mt. Hood National Forest. Moffett Creek Trail 430 connects to Tanner Creek Trail 431.


Moffett Creek Trail 430 connects to Tanner Creek Trail 431. Several overnight loops can be made. Please consult a good, up to date map when planning your hike.